Official Chart Company Announces Seperate Vinyl Sales Chart


In what seems to be definitive proof of vinyl's resurgence, the Official UK Chart Company has announced that it is to start running stand-alone charts for vinyl single and album sales. The company reported that the first quarter of 2015 had seen a massive 69% increase in vinyl album sales, with dad rock reigning supreme- Noel Gallaghers' High Flying Bird's album Chasing Yesterday proved the biggest seller of the year, followed by Led Zeppelin and Arctic Monkeys. This was deemed weighty enough to justify a new dedicated chart – so finally, thank God, we'll get some true insight into the music buying habits of middle aged men with more money than sense.

On vinyl singles sales for the year, Gallagher once again took the honours, sitting in the top two spots, followed by Bowie, then Mark Ronson.

The new singles chart for this week, however, was looking a smidgeon more lively – it was topped by Baby's Got To Ride, a tribute to the late Frankie Knuckles recorded by Underworld vs Heller & Farley, with all proceeds going to the Frankie Knuckles Trust and The Elton John AIDS Foundation. Aphex Twin found himself at #2 with MARCHROMT30A, whilst, slightly bizarrely, Lulu popped up at #5 with Shout. See the full breakdowns over here